25.04.2015 | Press Release

Nepal Hit by Earthquake

A massive earthquake of 7.9 shook Nepal and its neighbouring countries. Particularly rural areas around Kathmandu are affected. Welthungerhilfe runs emergency response.

destroyed house
Of many areas in Nepal a destruction of up to 85 percent has been reported. In Gunsa, northeast of Kathmandu, hardly any houses are still intact.
Simone Pott Team Communications

A massive earthquake of 7.9 shook Nepal and its neighbouring countries. Particularly rural areas around Kathmandu are affected.

"We support the region immediately with our emergency response team in order to provide direct help to the affected people. Many houses are collapsed, there are metre-long cracks in the streets as our local colleagues report, they feel massive aftershocks", says Mathias Mogge, Welthungerhilfe Director Programmes. "We are in contact with our local colleagues, they are already on an assessment tour to find out the whole impact of the catastrophe."

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Welthungerhilfe has been working in the rural areas of Nepal since 1972. Many projects on water and food security are implemented in cooperation with the largest local non-governmental organisation RRN.

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Welthungerhilfe is one of the largest private aid organisations in Germany; politically independent and non-denominational. It is fighting for ‘Zero Hunger by 2030’. Since its establishment, more than 8,500 overseas projects in 70 countries have been supported with 3.27 billion euros. Welthungerhilfe works on the basic principle of help for self-help: from rapid disaster relief to reconstruction and long-term development cooperation projects with national and international partner organisations.

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